BMW F 850 GS 2018 vs. BMW F 900 R 2021

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 900 R 2021

BMW F 900 R 2021

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Overview - BMW F 850 GS 2018 vs BMW F 900 R 2021

The BMW F 850 GS model year 2018 and the BMW F 900 R model year 2021 are both impressive motorcycles with their own unique features and strengths.

Starting with the BMW F 850 GS 2018, it boasts a powerful engine with 95 HP and 92 Nm of torque. The engine is an in-line, liquid-cooled, two-cylinder with a displacement of 853ccm. The bike is equipped with a chain transmission and has a fuel injection system. The suspension consists of an upside-down telescopic fork at the front with a diameter of 43mm and a travel of 204mm. At the rear, there is a swing arm suspension with a monoshock and a travel of 219mm. The bike has a steel frame and weighs 229kg with ABS. It has a seat height of 860mm and a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters. The front brakes are double disk with a diameter of 305mm and double piston calipers. The bike also features ABS as an advanced rider assistance system.

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

On the other hand, the BMW F 900 R 2021 has a more powerful engine with 105 HP and the same torque of 92 Nm. The engine is also an in-line, liquid-cooled, two-cylinder but with a larger displacement of 895ccm. The bike has the same transmission and fuel system as the F 850 GS. The front suspension is an upside-down telescopic fork with a diameter of 43mm and a travel of 135mm. The rear suspension is a swing arm with a monoshock and a travel of 142mm. The bike has a steel frame with a twin tube design and weighs 211kg with ABS. It has a lower seat height of 815mm and a smaller fuel tank capacity of 13 liters. The front brakes are double disk with a larger diameter of 320mm and four-piston calipers. In addition to ABS, the F 900 R also features anti-slipping control and riding modes as advanced rider assistance systems.

In terms of strengths, the F 850 GS 2018 offers a superior engine performance and has an adequate braking system. It also has a very good seating position and is easy to handle. The bike has an extensive range of accessories available and is capable of off-road riding. It also features riding modes and traction control.

On the other hand, the F 900 R 2021 has a great cockpit with functional connectivity. The bike has extensive electronics that can be operated logically. It offers a very accessible and casual handling experience, but can also be wild and sporty when needed. The seating position is pleasant and there is a wide choice of equipment and configuration options available. The bike also offers low and high seat options. The suspension allows for a wide range of use, providing both comfort and precision.

BMW F 900 R 2021

BMW F 900 R 2021

In terms of weaknesses, the F 850 GS 2018 has a disc that is positioned too low and the sound could be better. The F 900 R 2021 has a gearstick that is a little stiff, both with and without a quickshifter. The engine also runs a little rough and lacks elegance at the top. Additionally, the bike has a poor splash guard at the rear.

Overall, both the BMW F 850 GS 2018 and the BMW F 900 R 2021 are impressive motorcycles with their own strengths and weaknesses. The F 850 GS is a capable off-road bike with a powerful engine, while the F 900 R offers a more connected and versatile riding experience.

Technical Specifications BMW F 850 GS 2018 compared to BMW F 900 R 2021

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeIn line
BoreBore84 mmBore86 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke77 mm
Engine powerEngine power95 HPEngine power105 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8250 rpmRpm at Max. Power8500 rpm
TorqueTorque92 NmTorque92 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6250 rpmRpm at Torque6500 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.7 Compression Ratio13.1
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bath
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder4
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesDOHC
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingliquid
Can be restricted for A2 licenceCan be restricted for A2 licenceYesCan be restricted for A2 licenceYes
LubricationLubricationDry sumpLubricationDry sump
DisplacementDisplacement853 ccmDisplacement895 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter43 mm
TravelTravel204 mmTravel135 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
TravelTravel219 mmTravel142 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentPreload, Rebound

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel
Frame typeFrame typeTubular, Load-bearing engineFrame typeTwin Tube, Load-bearing engine
RakeRake62 degreeRake60.5 degree
TrailTrail126 mmTrail114.3 mm

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonFour pistons

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonSingle piston
Shock mountShock mountFloating caliperShock mountFloating caliper

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Anti-slipping control, Riding modes

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width120 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height70 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter21 inchFront tyre diameter17 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width180 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height55 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
LengthLength2305 mmLength2140 mm
WidthWidth922 mmWidth815 mm
WheelbaseWheelbase1593 mmWheelbase1518 mm
Seat HeightSeat Height860 mmSeat Height815 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)229 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)211 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity13 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

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Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 850 GS 2018

BMW F 850 GS 2018

You might not see it at first glance on the new BMW F 850 GS, but it really is a completely new design. Both the steel chassis and the drivetrain have been changed, the engine enlarged to 853 cubic capacity and designed to be even more powerful with the 90-degree crankpin offset. As a result, the new F 850 GS presents itself more sovereign than excited and is convincing both on the road and off-road. The very special thing about the BMW is the ability to tailor it exactly to your personal needs thanks to the extensive range of accessories - there is actually no feature currently available that you can't get on your F 850 GS. However, this also drives up the price.

superior engine

adequate braking system

very good seating position

easy handling

extensive range of accessories

riding modes

traction control

off-road capable

Disc too low

sound could be better

BMW F 900 R 2021

BMW F 900 R 2021

The BMW F 900 R is a full-grown motorbike. 895 cc, 105 hp and 92 Nm smell of versatility. The F 900 R fulfils this promise completely. The motorbike, including electronics and components, does a great job in every situation. But of all things, the heart of the bike, the engine and transmission unit, does not shine in premium gloss.

Great cockpit and functional connectivity

Extensive electronics can be operated logically

Very accessible but still very casual handling

Motorcycle rides bland and reserved but also wild and sporty when needed

Pleasant seating position

Wide choice of equipment and configuration options

Low and high seat options available

Suspension allows wide range of use - comfortable but also direct and precise.

Gearstick a little stiff - with and without quickshifter

Engine runs a little rough and exudes little elegance at the top

Poor splash guard at the rear

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 850 GS vs BMW F 900 R

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 850 GS 2018 and a BMW F 900 R 2021. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW F 850 GS 2018 is about 25% higher. A BMW F 850 GS 2018 experiences a loss of 2,440 USD in one year and 2,760 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 360 USD and 590 USD for a BMW F 900 R 2021. Compared to BMW F 900 R 2021 there are less BMW F 850 GS 2018 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 5 compared to 17. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 900 R with 67 days compared to 112 days for the BMW F 850 GS. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 31 reviews for the BMW F 850 GS and 24 reviews for the BMW F 900 R since model year 2020. The first review for the BMW F 850 GS was published on 11/21/2017 and now has more than 69,800 views. This compares to more than 154,700 views for the first review on BMW F 900 R published on 11/5/2019.

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